A recap of the action in our pre-season friendly at Bromsgrove Sporting…
By Matty Paddock - 12/09/2020
Posted 2 weeks ago
HARRIERS young guns fired them to a 4-3 friendly win with Ethan Freemantle and Jaiden White each bagging a brace.
With a relatively young front line, Harriers burst ahead with a brace of early goals inside the opening six minutes. First, Jaiden White showed great composure on the edge of the area before curling the ball beyond the dive of the goalkeeper, before Ethan Freemantle smashed home a threatening cross from close range.
The tone for a busy half was set there and then, and it continued on 13 minutes when Nathan Hayward tucked the ball home from a corner to pull a goal back for the hosts.
Harriers stole ahead again on 26 minutes thanks to some great work from Freemantle. Refusing to give up on a sniff, he stretched his leg to nudge the ball beyond the advancing goalkeeper before tucking the ball home.
Freemantle and, later, Sterling, had chances to add a fourth before the hosts again struck, Pais tidying away with a low shot after Penny had superbly blocked an initial effort on the line.
The second half was far quieter to start than the first, with Pais trying his luck before Sterling-James shot wide for the visitors.
Seven after the hour, though, Harriers had their fourth and it came from Jaiden once more. Morgan-Smith and Hemmings had combined well, with the former setting up White at the far post for a simple but deserved second goal.
The half came to life with around 12 left to play and, just after Bromsgrove had planted a penalty wide after a foul in the area, they made amends through a third goal as Dowd finished decisively after Harriers failed to clear their lines.
Up next for Harriers is the trip to Halesowen Town on Tuesday.
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